The book of phobias & manias : a history of obsession
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Published
[New York] : Penguin Books, [2022].
Physical Desc
239, [4] pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language
English
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9780593489758, 0593489756

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Includes bibliographical references.
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The Book of Phobias and Manias is a thrilling compendium of 99 obsessions that have shaped us all, the rare and the familiar, from ablutophobia (a horror of washing) to syllogomania (a compulsion to hoard) to zoophobia (a fear of animals). Phobias and manias are deeply personal experiences, and among the most common anxiety disorders of our time, but they are also clues to our shared past. The award-winning author Kate Summerscale uses rich and riveting case studies to trace the origins of our obsessions, unearthing a history of human strangeness, from the middle ages to the present day, and a wealth of explanations for some of our most powerful aversions and desires.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Summerscale, K. (2022). The book of phobias & manias: a history of obsession . Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Summerscale, Kate, 1965-. 2022. The Book of Phobias & Manias: A History of Obsession. [New York]: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Summerscale, Kate, 1965-. The Book of Phobias & Manias: A History of Obsession [New York]: Penguin Books, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Summerscale, Kate. The Book of Phobias & Manias: A History of Obsession Penguin Books, 2022.

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